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Old 01-11-2011, 08:44 PM   #21
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In this case i would have to call it operator error rather then blame AHS most popular beer kit.

Have you read the beer bible yet? "How to Brew"
could be, but I followed everything to a T, and I can promise you that! The first kit was a true brew, and search around. I havnt found a single person that thought that particular kit was worth a damn.

This beer just doesnt even taste good. Not one bit. Perhaps it is the yeast. I will buy the liquid yeast for the next batch.

I have done a TON of reading on how to brew. Im on this forum WAY more then I should be

 
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:59 PM   #22
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Austins kits are very good. i would definitely blame it on the yeast. any of the all grain kits, even partial mash for that matter were from Austin, and have all turned out great. i even brewed the kit in question, turned out great.
i'm sure you have all heard that you can have 2 brewers brew the same exact recipe and the will turn out different. and yeah, i always use the White Labs version of the yeast that the recommend with their kits.

 
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:35 PM   #23
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AHS kits are great. I did their wit (partial mash) last year and it was a wonderful beer.

 
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:40 PM   #24
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partial mash with 3068 - tasted excellent - fermented at about 62.

If I had to guess I would say yeast as that is the single most important thing in a Hefe! And water??? Did you do anything to the water . 5.2 buffer by chance? Hard water sucks for Hefe's

AHS kits are excellent and actually getting better in my book!
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:06 PM   #25
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I brewed that kit a few months ago, and it was really good.

I used the wlp 300, kept a good eye on fermentation temp (after a day or so of being a tad warm) and it had really good balance, with just enough banana flavor.

I thought it tasted better than Paulaner, actually, but maybe I'm just biased.

German wheats are my favorite, and I thought this fit the style really well.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:32 PM   #26
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cool. I will chalk it up to either my brewing or the dry yeast. I will buy a liquid yeast for the Franz. copy kit and see how that goes. Maybe I will use this other packet of Danstar Munich yeast for a cider.

 
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:47 PM   #27
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You never mentioned, do you use tap water? Might try bottled water and see if there is a difference.

 
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:59 PM   #28
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sorry. It is an extract.

I used the recommended dry yeast (Danstar Munich German Yeast)
Fermented at around 67*
THAT is your problem.

With a Hefe, the yeast is the key. I have tried using Munich and it never really worked.

Try Wyeast 3068 or 3638 next time.

 
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:08 PM   #29
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You never mentioned, do you use tap water? Might try bottled water and see if there is a difference.
Yes I did. That is also my next step, is to try bottled water.

 
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:14 PM   #30
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sorry. It is an extract.

I used the recommended dry yeast (Danstar Munich German Yeast)
Fermented at around 67*
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THAT is your problem.

With a Hefe, the yeast is the key. I have tried using Munich and it never really worked.

Try Wyeast 3068 or 3638 next time.
^^^^ There a couple styles of beers you dont cheap out on and buy dry yeast. Hefewiezen's are one, WLP 300 or Wyeast 3068 should have been what you used, if your going for a good/true Hefe.

 
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